I have started using Pitivi in my Ubuntu 12.04. Now I am able to make or edit videos using it. Can anyone tell me How I can insert text in videos using Pitivi? (Like the way Title Card comes in movies with different text transition effect)

  • You need to use Kdenlive to add text transitions. sudo apt-get install kdenlive – user224082 Jun 10 '14 at 2:46

You can use png images, I have used Gimp in the past to create text images.

The process is more less like this.

  1. Start up Pitivi
  2. Import the PNG-picture into the media-library
  3. Drag the picture into the "track"-view
  4. Import your video and drag it into the track-view too (below the picture).

You should see your text in front of the video.

Adjust the track-length of your PNG-resource to match the desired duration of your text.


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  • thanks @CoalaWeb for your reply. Yes it works. But actually I was looking for some short of transition of texts through the screen, like from down to up transition. – Biswajit Karmakar Oct 29 '12 at 5:28
  • Ah I'm not sure about that but I'll do some research and see what I can come up with. – CoalaWeb Oct 29 '12 at 7:09

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